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Igashov Pyotr Stepanovich

( Hero of Russia)

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(1915 - 30. 6. 1941)


And gashov Pyotr Stepanovich crew commander torpedo DB-3T 1 st Squadron, 1 st mine-torpedo Aviation Regiment (8-Bomber Aviation Brigade, . Air Baltic Fleet), Lieutenant,
. Born in 1915 in the village of Betina now Kasimov district of Ryazan Region. Member of the CPSU (b). He graduated from elementary school in Betina. Then he entered the Kasimovskij Pedagogical College. After college in July 1935, he taught high school in Kasimov. At the same time was secretary of the Komsomol organization of the factory "Red textile". Directed at the Baltic Fleet.

Member of the Great Patriotic War from day one.

June 30, 1941 Lieutenant Igashov P.S. flew out of nine under the command of Captain-finals on a mission to destroy the pontoon bridge near the town Dvinsk (Daugavpils). Fighter cover was not. Our bombers went for goal from the rear and destroyed the bridge 14.25. When returning to base they were attacked by three fascist fighters Me-109F of JG54. Leading the group decided to link the system and leave at low level. One "Messerschmitt" caught in the crossfire of nasal and upper Igashova aircraft guns and was shot down. But this time, another zazhog left motor. DB-3T began to lose altitude. At this time it was attacked by another four Me-109F. Then Igashov dovernul his plane to meet them and the right wing carried a tail of a "Messerschmitt". After that showered burning plane on motokolonnu enemy, try to speed up the Western Dvina. The entire crew, except Igashova, died. Commander himself was captured by the Germans and shot.

This was the first in the history of aviation ram air and ground targets in a single battle. In 1970, the entire crew was posthumously awarded the Order of Patriotic War I degree.

. W tion of Hero of Russia Pyotr Stepanovich Igashovu awarded posthumously June 7, 1995 by Presidential Decree Б•¬ 679 for courage and heroism, . displayed in the struggle against the Nazi invaders in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.,

. At the crash site is a monument.


Biography provided by AE Melnikov

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. Sources:
. 1) Aviation and Space USSR
. - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1968.
2) The immortal feats. - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1980
3) Jeghers EV. Soviet naval aviation during the Second World voyne.-Riga: Tornado, 1998
4) Ivanov P.N. Wings over the sea. - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1973
5) Inozemtsev IG. Air rams in the sky Leningrad. -L.: Knowledge, 1970
6) Inozemtsev IG. Taran in the northern sky. - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1981
7) Wings of the Baltic. - Kaliningrad: Kaliningrad kn. ed., 1979
8) Mushnikov AN. Baltic sailors in the battle for Leningrad (1941-1945). - M.: Voeniz.1955
9) On the verge of possible. - 2 ed., Corr. and additional. - M.: "Limb", 1993.
10) AA Novikov. In the skies of Leningrad. - M.: Nauka, 1970
11) School of storming heaven. - Krasnodar: Krasnodar kn. ed., 1978

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